Yoga Retreats at Anamaya With LOLA REPHANN - Anamaya Costa Rica Yoga Retreat Hotel Teacher Training, Surf Camp and Eco Lodge

Yoga Retreats at Anamaya With LOLA REPHANN

During this special week at Anamaya, all morning yoga sessions will be 90-minute Forrest Yoga classes for all levels.

Afternoon sessions will be 60-minute gentle hatha, yin, restorative, yoga nidra classes to explore movement, relax, and wind down while the sun sets.

Retreat Dates & Pricing

Our weekly retreats run all year long, so when you book your stay with us the FIRST STEP is to choose the week that works best with your schedule. Every week we have different guest yoga teachers from around the world that come to teach at Anamaya bringing their unique talents and energy. Our retreats run from Saturday to Saturday. 

The price of your retreat starts with your BASE RATE (which includes your accommodations and meals). Excursions, workshops and other add-ons you choose to customize your week, will be added to your final bill at Anamaya. Please see below for the workshops this teacher will be providing.

Nov 21 – 28, 2020

Lola Rephann


Lola is a yoga teacher, life coach, personal growth guide, and healer. Her passion and mission is to help each individual heal and grow, which leads to an overall healing and elevation of consciousness on Planet Earth.

Lola’s teaching is a call to meet your edge and sharpen your attention. She asks students to challenge themselves by weaving physical, emotional, and spiritual inquiry into each of her classes and workshops. Lola teaches in a way that encourages students to take the reins of their lives and step into power, intelligence, and grace.

Lola studies Forrest Yoga, Yin Yoga, hatha and vinyasa yoga, Buti Yoga, core integration, and functional movement. Lola is a practicing bodyworker using the modalities of Thai Yoga Massage, Myo-Fascial Meridian Release and Reiki. She has been studying Thai Massage for over 8 years and is a Reiki Master. Some of her interests that often inform her classes include astrology, ceremony, ritual, moon cycles, and animal totems. Lola is also a certified life coach specializing in transformational coaching to remove obstacles, create an inspired vision, and help each person walk their Dharma.

Lola has a deep and abiding interest in breath, mindfulness, and somatics. Lola studies primarily with Ana Forrest, founder of Forrest Yoga, Erica Mather, a Forrest Yoga guardian in New York City and Bizzie Gold, creator of several intuitive movement systems. Lola was raised in the traditional lineage of Sivananda Yoga before moving into vinyasa and more contemporary yoga studies. Lola is a lifelong student and is always learning new techniques, methods, and applications for healing, wellness and vitality.

Lola is an experienced yoga teacher with over 4,500 hours of teaching experience privately, in group classes, and in corporate settings throughout the world. She has coached dozens of people through creative, inspiring transformations.

What is Forrest Yoga and how is it like/different from vinyasa yoga?

Forrest Yoga is vinyasa yoga – movement linked by breath in a mindful way – with a little something extra. All Forrest Yoga classes are guided by an intent, which is a spiritual, emotional, or physical focus sustained throughout the entire class. It’s a layer of psycho-spiritual work being done while also doing yoga!

All Forrest Yoga classes rely on breath to help unearth stuck patterns, energy, and information in the body. Most yoga classes do, but with Forrest Yoga, attention to breath is brought to the forefront and sustained there. Forrest Yoga classes are generally slower than typical vinyasa classes and the poses are held for longer. This builds intensity and helps break through blockages.

Some of the poses in Forrest Yoga may be performed differently or look slightly different than the versions you’ve experienced in vinyasa classes. I invite you to try doing these familiar poses in a different way and seeing what new information arises.

Forrest Yoga classes typically focus on one pose category – like backbends or hip opening – rather than try to do a little bit of everything in one class. This may feel different or “incomplete” if you don’t experience poses you’re used to experiencing at the end of classes. I invite you to stay open to new sequences and ways of practicing yoga.


We’re offering 2 special workshops this week. Both are 2 hours long and the price is $50 each, or $75 for both.

Forrest Yoga to Get Connected to Your Back

If you suffer from low back pain or upper back tension, this is the workshop for you. Using the long-held poses, directed breathing, and intentional inner work of Forrest Yoga, discover methods for turning your practice into a back-care clinic. Based on foundational concepts of Forrest Yoga such as “active feet” and “telescoping the ribs,” discover new ideas you can bring into your existing practice that will help decompress your back, strengthen your core, and enhance your awareness.

Forrest Yoga to Open Your Hips

“The hips hold tension” is one of the most often heard refrains in yoga classes because it’s true. The outer hips and buttocks are a dense, multi-layered complex of muscle. Our sedentary culture has limited the range of motion we experience in our hips and pelvis, resulting in weakness, tightness, lack of responsiveness, and pain.

Before we can safely release tension from the hips and rebuild our connection to this area of the body, we need to tap into the strength of the legs and hips. Through a series of standing poses designed to build heat in the hips, thighs, and buttocks, the muscles will be prepared to open once we arrive at the apex poses of the workshop. Experience the magic that happens when you connect to your strength and allow it to support you in surrender.

A strong beginner-to-intermediate practice is recommended for this workshop.

***Optional private yoga and life coaching with Lola are also available during the week.

We’re a smaller sized boutique resort so our retreats book up fast! Save your spot by filling out a reservation request form today. Click the link below. Pura Vida!

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Important Announcement

Dear Anamaya Guest,

We are still accepting reservations for future bookings. Yes it’s true, there is a temporary travel ban from March 18th until June 15th in Costa Rica. 


However we know how necessary a week of recovery, rejuvenation and CONNECTION will be after this situation has stabilized. 

We will update you with more information as we receive it. In the meantime:

  • Stay in contact with family and friends.
  • Remember that kindness is everything.
  • Take your practice off the mat.

With much love,

The Anamaya Family